ACM International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval, July 9-11 2007
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

CIVR Practitioner Day

It has become a tradition that the final day of the CIVR is a practitioners day where the researchers are joined by practitioners. The CIVR Practitioner Chairs set-up the program in collaboration with the EU Coordinated Action CHORUS. The latter aims to create an ecosystem between multimedia search engine research initiatives and related industry.

Multimedia search systems, engines and services gained strong interest and support, not only from academia and industry, but also from (inter)national authorities supporting these initiatives. The practitioner day aims to bring together and provide participants from industry (content owners, producers, creators, archives, services, ..), policy makers, academic and industrial researchers with an overview about these areas.

The practitioner day will start with sharing information about the upcoming related EU FP7 Calls and continue with the presentation of several selected EU initiatives (morning session). In the early afternoon session several already realized commercial solutions will be presented. During the late afternoon session several presentations will sketch or share ideas about ‘Research to Business’ roadmaps or needs to commercially successful apply research results. The practitioner day will be concluded with a panel and demo session (evening session).


Wednesday, July 11

Practitioner Day

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM


Jan Nesvadba, Philips Research

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Session European Activities

Chair: Jan Nesvadba, Philips Research, The Netherlands
Intelligent Content in FP7: Progress and Prospects
Roberto Cencioni, EU Commission, Head of Unit Knowledge and Interactive Content Technologies
Convergence of multimedia and knowledge technologies in the framework of the EC funded IPs and STREPs: AceMedia, Aim@Shape, BOEMIE, MESH, X-Media, K-Space, Vitalas and VICTORY
Yiannis Kompatsiaris, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece
Mobilisation of joint industry-academia collaboration in the audiovisual domain. Analysis and overview of the projects PHAROS, RUSHES, and iAD.
Stefan Debald, FAST, Norway
Audio visual search engines in FP6 and in the Netherlands: MUSCLE, VIDI-Video, MultimediaN
Arnold Smeulders, UvA, The Netherlands
Searching for Multimedia: EU Research to master the networked media future
Luis Rodriguez-Rosello, EU Commission, Head of Unit Networked Media Systems

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


12:00 AM - 13:15 PM


13:15 PM - 15:20 PM

Session Content Providers and Services

Chair: Johan Oomen, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, The Netherlands
Digital Audiovisual Archive in the Heart of TV Production
Eerde Hovinga, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Director user services
The Cutting Edge of Interactive TV
George Wright, Senior Producer, BBC Interactive Television, United Kingdom
Quaero: An industrial research program on multimedia search and navigation
Pieter van der Linden, Thomson, France
Search beyond Mobile Portals
Javier Lorente Martinez, Telefonica, Spain
Tribler: A social-based peer-to-peer system
Dick Epema & Freek Zindel, Tribler / TU Delft, The Netherlands

15:20 PM - 15:50 PM

Coffee Break

15:50 PM - 17:10 PM

Session Science to Business

Chair: Nozha Boujemaa, INRIA, France
The Strategic Research Agenda developed by the European Technology Platform NEM (Networked and Electronic Media)
Christophe Dosch, IRT Germany
Implementation of NEM SRA through NEM R&D Clusters"
Pierre-Yves Danet, France Telecom R&D, France
First Operational application of Information Image Mining in Earth Observation
Mihai Datcu, DLR - German Aerospace Center
Facilitating User-Centered Business to Efficiently Apply Research’s Valuable Know-How
Emile Aarts, Scientific Director Philips Research

17:10 PM - 18:00 PM

Panel Session

Moderators: P. vd Linden, Jan Nesvadba
Participants: Roberto Cencioni, Luis Rodriguez-Rosello, Emile Aarts, Arnold Smeulders, Javier Lorente Martinez, Christophe Dosch
Including questions from the audience and press

Practitioner Chairs

Jan Nesvadba, Philips Research, The Netherlands
Johan Oomen, Sound and Vision, The Netherlands